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Creating the “right” culture.

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What is the “right” culture for your yacht? It won’t be the same everywhere you go. The yacht, the owner, the guests, not to mention the senior crews’ approaches. However, there is no doubt that culture is driven from the top down. So how do you get crew to “buy ... Read More »

How to rid your life of single use plastic


It has been estimated that approximately 10–20 million tons of plastic end up in the oceans each year, and that over 5.25 trillion plastic particles are floating in the world’s oceans. Each year that plastic debris costs an estimated $13 billion due to damage to marine ecosystems, costs for beach ... Read More »

Horses on the Caribbean Track

The ninth edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 started today in sparkling conditions with the largest ever offshore fleet assembled in the Caribbean. A southeasterly breeze, occasionally gusting up to 15 knots, and a relatively calm sea state provided the landscape for the 80-boats to begin their 600 nm tour ... Read More »

flying fifteen Mallorca

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  11 December – Liga de Tardor   Sunday dawned without a breath of wind, leaving the cruisers and flying fifteens waiting for even a zephyr. An hour and a half after the programmed start time, the sun went behind clouds and the wind finally filled from the north. However, ... Read More »

Marina Spotlight – Puerto Portals

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  Portals Nous, particularly before the arrival of a motorway connection in the late 70s, was once just a sleepy southwest Mallorcan village. Yet its beautiful coastal setting and close proximity to the capital, Palma, attracted wealthier families who started to build smart summer houses in the 1930s. The area ... Read More »

Sailing Yacht A Arrested in Gibraltar

The superyacht built for Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, which is referred to as Sailing Yacht A, continues to get attention. However, in this story on yachtharbor.com, it’s not the yacht that is turning heads. (February 19, 2017) – The 142.8m S/Y A, largest private sailing yacht in the world which ... Read More »

Delicioso Launches Spring Fresh Crew Food Menu

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Back by popular demand, our fresh crew food menu launches on Monday 27th February. Freshly prepared dishes ready for you to reheat, healthy salads and delicious sandwiches with rotating menus to give you plenty of choice. Click here for brand new crew menu Daily Fresh Crew Food Menu including accompaniments ... Read More »

Perini Navi announces key 2017 events

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2017 promises to be an important year for Perini Navi, the Italian shipyard renowned for the design and build of superyachts.  The company’s 2017 calendar includes a selection of the most prestigious events, regattas and boats shows around the world. Following on from last week’s Superyacht Design Awards, where the ... Read More »

America’s Cup Defender Reveals Boat

ORACLE TEAM USA held an evening ceremony at its team base in Bermuda on February 14 to reveal its new America’s Cup Class boat, “17”, the foiling catamaran the team will race this summer in the 35th America’s Cup. The new America’s Cup Class boats are foiling, wingsailed catamarans, 15 ... Read More »